December 6

Magnet Introduction

PreK physicists began their study of magnets. There are many different types of magnets (horseshoe, bar, wand, and disc.)

These young scientists hypothesized which objects a magnet would and would not attract, and then we sorted those objects. When we finished, we drew our conclusions. Magnets attracted objects made from metal, but not all metal objects. The coin and can are made from metal, but they weren’t attracted to the magnets.

Next, each student walked around the room with a magnet testing to see which items in the lab were magnetic.

Finally, we investigated how magnets can push and pull. Click here to learn more about magnets.

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